Inspiring future engineers
Faculty, staff and students are engaged in a number of outreach activities designed to foster awareness and interest in engineering. Fulton Engineering hosts programs for middle and high school students, as well as providing program development resources for educators.
Student organizations are also active in their efforts to introduce younger students to the opportunities available in engineering and provide personal experiences that help students prepare for their own paths to college.
FIRST LEGO League
Fulton Engineering coordinates all FIRST LEGO League efforts statewide. FLL invites students between the ages of 9 and 14 to participate in teams of 4-10 children in robotics competitions as well as competitions in research, writing and presentations. In fall 2010, 207 teams—nearly 2,000 students—participated in Arizona.
Math, Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MESA)
Fulton Engineering coordinates the Central and Northern Arizona Regions of the MESA Program. MESA is a middle school and high school program designed to engage minority and female students, as well as first-generation college-bound students in the excitement of engineering through fun, collaborative, after school engineering activities and competitions.
The BEST programs, Best Engineering Science and Technology
Middle school students can enjoy the BEST in engineering, science and technology through four, one-week commuter programs designed to excite them about all that is engineering. Participants engage in non-stop projects ranging from LEGO robotics to rocket launching.
ASU Robotics Camp is a summer program series designed for high school students who intend to pursue a science and engineering career. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Intel and Fulton Engineering’s School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, the program uses robot construction and programming as a vehicle to teach the latest engineering design concepts and computing technologies.
Summer Transportation Institute
The Summer Transportation Institute is a three-week residential program designed to help high school students better understand what engineering is, how all engineering disciplines are involved in the transportation industry and to encourage students to pursue a line of studies in high school that will prepare them for a major in engineering. Participants engage in a number of applied projects and industry-related field trips.
Summer Engineering Experience: SEE@ASU
The SEE@ASU program allows high school students in their senior year to get a taste of the university experience. Students live on campus for one week and have the opportunity to learn more about the ASU campus, tour labs, engage in engineering-related activities, and meet faculty and students.
TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is an interscholastic competition under the auspices of the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS). Students from southern and central Arizona high schools participate at ASU in math and engineering competition each March.
Honors Summer Institute
The Honors Summer Institute, sponsored by the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, provides 19 incoming students with the opportunity to participate in a two-week commuter program intended to acclimate them to Fulton Engineering and Barrett, the Honors College. Students attend an introductory honors class, meet with their respective departments, work on a research project and meet current honors students.
Learn more: engineering.asu.edu/outreach